Kids have enough to worry about

without having to think about high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

Michelle Obama’s fight against childhood obesity is a great platform to address a major issue facing American families. Mrs. Obama’s article for Newsweek discusses the role sedentary lifestyles and fewer home cooked meals have had on childhood obesity and the new program, Let’s Move, which has been created to combat the problem.  The program is working with the entire community (manageable solutions for parents, helping grocery stores service communities where nutritional choices are not always available, working to get nutritious foods served in schools, and finding ways for kids to be more active at school and home) as it creates solutions to the growing issue of childhood obesity. Newsweek also has an interesting gallery that takes a look at the extent of the epidemic.